Man who slapped cop to appear in court today

Man who slapped cop to appear in court today

It was the slap that went viral and it was viewed with disbelief — a man slapping a police officer in downtown Port of Spain.

Marc Anthony Joseph was arrested and charged for resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and littering charges, following the incident last Friday, and will appear virtually before a Port of Spain Magistrate today.

The incident in question took place last Friday on the corner of George and Queen Streets.

Joseph was protesting being given a ticket, when the officer put his hand on Joseph.
It was then that an irate Joseph slapped the officer.

According to the Police Service Act, a person who assaults a police officer, or resists him, or a person assisting a police officer while he is executing his duty, can face a summary conviction of a fine of $10,000 and up to two years’ jail time.